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Press Release

LaVaughn M. Henry, Ph.D., to Lead Cincinnati Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Dr. LaVaughn M. Henry joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland as vice president and senior regional officer for the Bank’s Cincinnati Branch, effective August 24.

As the leader of the Cincinnati Branch, Dr. Henry is responsible for building and maintaining a strong presence and reputation for the Bank throughout central and southern Ohio, and eastern Kentucky. He will work closely with key stakeholders, including the board of directors of the Cincinnati Branch, business advisory councils, depository institutions, business and civic leaders, and the public.

Dr. Henry has diverse experience in the private and public sectors. Most recently, he served as senior director of market economics and risk analysis at PMI Group, one of the nation’s largest mortgage insurers. He previously held positions as director of regional communications at Fannie Mae and assistant regional manager for government affairs at Ford Motor Company. Dr. Henry previously served in senior economic positions with the Budget Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (formerly the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight), the FDIC’s Resolution Trust Corporation, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he led consulting engagements with the Federal Housing Administration.

Dr. Henry earned both doctoral and master’s degrees in economics from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. He is a member of the National Association for Business Economics, the American Economic Association, the International Association of Business Communicators, the Harvard Club of Cincinnati, and 100 Black Men of America.

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that along with the Board of Governors in Washington DC comprise the Federal Reserve System. Part of the US central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of our nation’s monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and to the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations System-wide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and educational activities.

The Cleveland Fed, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves an area that comprises Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

Media contact

Doug Campbell,, 513.218.1892